Re: Chain noise issue
I was going to point out the super obvious and ask if it was properly lubed after install (I forgot this vital step once) but you mentioned that already. Only two things come to mind for me-
1) Is everything 100% lined up? I get a little "over zealous" here and use a caliper to make sure my back wheel is lined up. Even slightly off can lead to a slight binding/ticking. Also learned this one the hard way the first time I adjusted a chain a loooong time ago (was only off a few MM from "centered" and I got a clicky/ticky sound).
2) Even though it is a new chain it is always possible that it is defective. I would double check all your rollers and just do an in-depth inspection of each link. Most manufacturers will warrant their chains if it is defective.
Sorry, all I got
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